A leading adoption charity in the North West is encouraging its social workers to take to social media today., Tuesday, February 16.

Staff at Adoption Matters, a children’s charity and approved adoption agency are being encouraged to ‘stand up for social work’ and showcase what the day-to-day life of a social worker in the voluntary sector is really like.

Social workers at the agency will be supporting the online resource for social workers Community Care’s campaign by using the #StandUp4SW hashtag to give a flavour of the work they are doing, and raise awareness about what their roles involve.

It follows similar events at local authorities across the country but Adoption Matters got in touch with Community Care to ask if they could show another side to social work. Whilst Adoption Matters as an adoption agency doesn’t deal directly with frontline social work such as safeguarding and child protection, they play a very important and impactful role for children and families throughout the adoption process and beyond..

Norman Goodwin CBE, Adoption Matters Chief Executive said how important it is to highlight the role of voluntary sector social work: “Our work is often undervalued and/or misunderstood so this is an excellent way of raising the profile and giving our staff the opportunity to give people an insight into the vital and varied work they do.” .

Support Adoption Matters social work teams on @adopt_matters searching the #StandUp4SW #adoptionmatters hashtags or by following @CommunityCare on Twitter.